ERIC Number: ED164468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
HIP-An Alternative Program for the Preparation of Elementary Teachers.
Missouri Univ., Columbia. Coll. of Education.
The HIP (Humanizing, Individualizing, Personalizing) program at the University of Missouri-Columbia was designed to meet demands of teacher educators, students, and school practitioners for earlier, expanded field experiences and for more direct linkage between basic theory and pedagogic practice. Certain basic assumptions are made in this program. Instructional approaches must be tailored to individual differences and learning paces. It is felt that students in preservice training should be given opportunities to model teaching behaviors exemplified by their own teachers. Supportive interpersonal relationships among students, cooperating teachers, and college supervisors are emphasized. A more direct linkage between basic theory and actual practice through classroom practice is sought. Participants in the program consider themselves members of a learning community with constant interaction and mutual decision making. The basic academic curriculum for the program is appended to this report along with evaluative statements from its participants. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Coll. of Education.